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      Women's Prison

      1955 1h 20m Crime Drama List
      Reviews 26% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Amelia van Zandt (Ida Lupino) a beautiful yet icy spinster, works as a warden at a female prison, where she continually inflicts unjustly harsh punishments on the inmates. When Amelia learns that prisoner Joan Burton (Audrey Totter) has been having secret late-night trysts with her husband, Glen (Warren Stevens), a convict in the neighboring men's prison, and she is now pregnant, the jealous warden snaps and beats Joan to death. The murder causes the female cons to riot and come after Amelia. Read More Read Less

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      Stu B A run-of-the-mill prison potboiler with all the usual cliches: the sadistic warden, the empathetic jailhouse doctor, the pregnant inmate, the nervous newbie who doesn't look like she'll survive her first twenty-four hours, let alone the next ten years...and that's just for starters. The always interesting Ida Lupino plays the warden; Howard Duff portrays the doc. Sadly, every one of the other characters is a cardboard cut-out at best--which, I suppose, is to be expected of a B-movie docu-drama done on the cheap, with no imagination at all. At under ninety minutes, though, at least it's short. Worth watching for Lupino, but not much else. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Director Lewis Seiler fails to get the most out of the cast with the exception of Jan Sterling who is highly effective as a recidivist who cares about her fellow inmates. But, actors like Ida Lupino, Howard Duffy and Cleo Moore underwhelm. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review deke p Ida LUPINO DIRECTED and starred as bad Warden! Howard DUFF as good prison doctor. CLEO MOORE &ANN SHERIDAN as sexy blond prisoners. 1955 Prison sex so prisoner pregnant by her prisoner husband. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A very watchable flick out of a Bad Girls of Noir set, this one caught my eye because of Ida Lupino, but the entire cast is worth a look, the ensemble storytelling gives you several interesting threads all tied together within the bleak setting of a women's ward. Worth a look. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member If you love women-in-prison flicks both old and new (and I do), this delivers the campy goods! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member lupino growls n snarls in this b movie Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Amelia van Zandt (Ida Lupino) a beautiful yet icy spinster, works as a warden at a female prison, where she continually inflicts unjustly harsh punishments on the inmates. When Amelia learns that prisoner Joan Burton (Audrey Totter) has been having secret late-night trysts with her husband, Glen (Warren Stevens), a convict in the neighboring men's prison, and she is now pregnant, the jealous warden snaps and beats Joan to death. The murder causes the female cons to riot and come after Amelia.
      Director
      Lewis Seiler
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 25, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 20m